Thunderbird 24.2.0 - Update security settings

To check your server settings, 1) select your RPI email account from the left, then 2) select "View settings for this account".

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From the menu on the left, select "Server Settings".  Designate:

  • Server Name: mail.rpi.edu
  • User Name:  (use just your RCS username, not your full email address)
  • Port: 143
  • Connection security: STARTTLS
  • Authentication method: Normal password

Click "OK"

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From the menu on the left, select "Outgoing Server (SMTP)".

select userid@rpi.edu - mail.rpi.edu

Compare your settings (Server Name, Port, Authentication Method, Connection Security) to those shown below.  If they match, your server settings are correct.  Click "OK".

If they do not match, click the "Edit" button.

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In this window, designate

  • Description:  (you may choose any name to describe this server.  "RPI mail server" is suggested.)
  • Server Name: mail.rpi.edu
  • Port: 587
  • Connection security: STARTTLS
  • Authentication method: Normal password
  • User Name: (use just your RCS username, not your full email address)

Click "OK"